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Cozy and Unique: Handcrafted Cottage nestled in the Redwoods

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2-4

Welcome to The Cottage on Creekside Commons. This secluded getaway offers the best of both worlds: a beautiful, rural setting with an easy 10 minute drive (or 30 minute scenic bike ride) to both downtown Eureka and downtown Arcata. The cottage is ideal for 2 people and can accommodate 4 people.

Creekside Commons is a beautiful jointly owned five acre retreat in the heart of the redwoods. Our goals include eliminating boundaries and pursuing common goals when possible. One goal we have in common is to be able to provide a healing and restful retreat for our guests. Whether you choose to stay at the Cottage or the Cabin we hope your stay with us is rejuvenating and adventuresome.

The Cottage is a cozy and clean 1-bedroom retreat with handcrafted and artistic touches throughout. The sitting room can easily be turned into a second private bedroom for an additional two guests. Step outside the backdoor and into an enchanted redwood grove, enjoy fresh vegetables from our organic garden, luxuriate in the outdoor bath or spend an evening by the fire pit.

We are excited to be able to offer an on site massage therapist. Ryan Knotts has 9 years experience as a massage therapist and is trained in many massage/bodywork modalities including:

Swedish techniques for those who want a relaxing massage that increases circulation and decreases stress, deep tissue/ therapeutic body work for those who have specific ailments, clothed body work and energy massage for those who prefer a stretching style or Reiki style massage and acupressure for those who prefer pressure point and meridian therapy. His focus is on listening to the body and breath, and finding ways to work with the client to exact real change in the muscles and overall health.

There's plenty to see and do in the area. Enjoy events such as the Kinetic Sculpture Race, North Country Fair, Film Festivals and weekly farmer's markets. Humboldt county has multiple wine tasting rooms and craft beers. Live music and theatre are cornerstones of Humboldt county culture. For the outdoor adventurer, enjoy the majestic redwood forests, guided birdwatching tours, miles of coastal beaches and sunny days at inland rivers.

More Details

Tanya E Bullwinkle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Tanya E Bullwinkle

The oldest among us has lived on this land for 25 years, the youngest among us is 7 years old. We love it here. This is a very special piece of land.

Tanya E Bullwinkle purchased this cottage in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for such an splendid stay! We fell in love with the cottage. We adored the outdoor tub, the fireplace, and the view from the backdoor. Tanya and Calder, thanks for sharing this with us.
Jun 2017
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Garfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Main bedroom has 1 queen bed. Sitting room has full size futon bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
On site massage therapist, Ryan Knotts, can be contacted directly to schedule an appointment during your stay. Rates: $45/60 minutes, $60/90 minutes Contact info: | 765.635.6320


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Cozy and Unique: Handcrafted Cottage nestled in the Redwoods
average rating of 4.675676 based on 42 reviews

Nice, quiet getaway in the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and cute, and the surrounding forest and gardens are beautiful. The property has a quiet retreat atmosphere.

The bed was comfortable, and good quality pillows. The kitchen was stocked with all the basic necessities. The little gas "woodstove" worked well and added a nice atmosphere. It was cold and rainy when I was there, so I didn't use the outside tub, but would definitely try it out on a future stay. Close to Eureka, and 20 minutes from Trinidad. Closely supervised dogs are allowed off leash, and my dogs had fun playing with Zoey next door. It is a bit of a walk from the parking to the cabin if it is raining, but not a problem for me. I would recommend this property and stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway surrounded by redwoods...

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was great! The area is so beautiful, I loved that we were feet away from amazing redwood trees. There's also a pretty little garden in the area. The dogs were a nice bonus. :-D

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little cottage

  • 4 of 5

It provided a perfect base to explore the coast for a few days. Nice and quiet with a great kitchen.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we were here for 3 nights & we could have mistaken it for our new home! the property is lush & beautiful! our last night we picked

cups of blackberries and made a cobbler to share with the tenants and other renters in Creekside Commons! Would definitely visit again. Thank you so much to Tanya & the Creekside Commons family for our amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not so much

  • 1 of 5

We had an issue with the exterior of home being covered in spider webs/nests. The exterior does not look like the pictures shown and the owner said they do not spray for bugs. The inside was mostly clean and we only had to address about 5 spiders inside in 2 days. We would not stay again as it was like a old mostly updated cabin with neighbors. I have never been one to go camping in a subdivision. Backyard was private and fun for kids. Its 40 minutes to the Redwood National Forest from property. Shower needed re-caulking.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We clean the outside of the cottage quarterly, and have taken care of the spiders on the outside since your stay - thank you for bringing this to our attention. The inside of the cottage is cleaned thoroughly between each guest and we rarely find spiders inside. When we do, we are sure to evict them! We do not spray for bugs and only use natural cleaners in the cottage. The cottage was build in the 1960s, and has been updated with woodwork and furniture handcrafted by the owner (my husband). The cottage is on a shared 4 acre piece of property and borders a creek and forest. There are 3 homes on the property (including our family home) and 2 vacation rentals (including the cottage). We have taken great care to create a beautiful, peaceful and private environment for ourselves and for our guests.
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Cozy and unique is right!

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our time at the cottage. The setting was bucolic and charming and the cottage itself was quite cozy, with interesting woodwork, large windows and a nice little fire. It felt very comfortable and was well situated for exploring the region, being pretty much equidistant from the Humboldt Redwoods Park (Avenue of the Giants) and the Redwoods Park. Eureka itself was a very charming town with lots of interesting little shops.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Arcata/Eureka Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Arcata or Eureka
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Eureka Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Arcata or Eureka
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Samoa Dunes
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is an additional fee for the use of the sitting room as a second bedroom ($15/night for the use of the second bedroom).
High season rates apply to holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Pets negotiable with $25 pet fee. Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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